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Shopping bags filled with food and toiletries given to city food bank by new Preston community group

Posted on - 3rd April, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Some of the bags donated through the Bags of Hope project

More than 150 shopping bags filled with items for those who need them most in Preston have been handed to a city foodbank.

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Preston’s Promise ran their ‘Bags of Hope’ project which saw the bags packed with food and toiletries gifted to the Noor Food Bank.

Based in Noor Street the food bags were put together thanks to donations from businesses and individuals in the city – with help from the KGN supermarket in Deepdale.

Chairperson Shenaz of Preston’s Promise said: “With the Bags of Hope Project our aim was to encourage people in a simple yet profound way – and what better way than to fill a shopping bag with non-perishable groceries and toiletries?

“Once again, we were overwhelmed by many generous donations from the general public, and local businesses.”

The food bank took delivery during the evening of Monday 1 April and some of the food bags were given to Street Kitchen which feeds rough sleepers three-times-a-week at Preston Market.

Street Kitchen chairperson Ishaq said: “Thank you for donating biscuits and beverages for the homeless. These have been distributed to our teams who will serve the biscuits with tea or coffee, and food.”

Toiletries were also given out at the food bank
Toiletries were also given out at the food bank

Preston’s Promise is a community group set up in November last year by four friends.

Originally named Preston Help The Homeless they gave out rucksacks to the city’s rough sleepers.

But decided to change their name to recognise they wanted to help rough sleepers and other groups in need in the city.

Read more: How you can sleep out at Deepdale Stadium to raise money for The Foxton Centre

The group is now recruiting volunteers and anyone interested can email prestonspromise@gmail.com

Read more: The swap shop helping struggling families in Ribbleton

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